A New Twist on the Hand Turkey: Add Math and Dice

Shake up your hand turkeys this Thanksgiving by incorporating math and dice rolling!

Shake up your hand turkeys this Thanksgiving by incorporating math and dice rolling! Here’s how to do it:

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Fraction Turkey Dice Game
What you need:
white construction paper
pencils
dice with colors on it
crayons

What to do:
Students play the game in small groups. First they all trace their hand with a pencil on paper. Then they take turns rolling the color dice. The color the die lands on indicates what color they should color a single feather (or finger). Once everyone has colored all of their feathers, they figure out the fraction for their hand turkey!

Place Value Turkey Dice Game
What you need:
white construction paper
pencils
dice (dot or number)

What to do:
For this small group game, all players trace their hand and label their feathers with ones, tens, hundreds and thousands. They take turns rolling the die. Then they write the number on the feather starting with the ones place. After all of the players have filled their hand turkey’s feathers, they compare their numbers. Who had the greatest? Whose number was the smallest? Did anyone have the same number?

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Roll a Turkey Dice Game
What you need:
white construction paper
pencils
2 dice
crayons or markers

What to do:
Practice subitizing and addition skills by rolling a turkey! First, kids trace their hand. Then, the game begins! They add one part to their turkey after each roll (2 dice). Whoever completes their turkey first wins!

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Posted by Erin Bittman

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